Who we are
Alven is an independent early-stage venture capital firm with a successful track record of 5 successive funds backing more than 160 startups over 22 years. As of 2022 Alven has over €2b in funds under management.
Founded in 2000 by Guillaume Aubin & Charles Letourneur, Alven has kept growing over the years, from a first €8m institutional fund in 2000, to a sixth fund of €350m in 2022, consolidating its position as a leading European VC firm.
Alven announces its sixth generation fund, raising at its hard cap of €350M, exceeding the initial target of €300M, This is the largest early-stage fund raised in France.
Qonto raises $1.7m in a Seed Round led by Alven
2008: Alven III
Following on its strong track record, Alven keeps growing in ambition & scope with its third, €100m fund, becoming one of the rare European funds over six-figure mark.
With ACII, Alven invested in 18 companies including Meiosys acquired by IBM in 2005, Realviz acquired by Autodesk in 2008, Pickup acquired by Geopost (LaPoste) in 2009
2003: Alven II
Alven raises its second, €36M fund, Alven II
Despite an unfavorable global economy, Alven is able to leverage the stellar performance of its first fund to gradually increase its operations in a second institutional fund of 36m€
Summer 2000: Alven created
Alven is created in Paris by Guillaume Aubin and Charles Letourneur, with a first institutional fund of 10m€
Focusing on tech & digital early-stage startups, Guillaume & Charles, two college friends, decide to leave their investment & corporate banking careers, investing their savings in budding startups